New Delhi, June 21, 2017: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is all set to launch its most pocket friendly vehicle in India tomorrow. Will likely be an entry-level utility commuter according to India.com.
Honda two-wheelers has sent a ‘block your date’ invite few days back that indicates the arrival of a new vehicle. Recently, India.com Auto has learnt from its sources that this upcoming two-wheeler will be based on a utility theme and interestingly, it will be the most affordable offering by the Japanese manufacturer for India. This indeed comes as a surprise for us as the company is already selling the Navi in India at a mouth watering price. Having said that, if the upcoming two-wheeler actually turns out as the most affordable offering by Honda, it is sure to attract a lot of buyers.
The India.com quoted the company will be hosting the event for tomorrow and day after at Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur which happens to be a place with a rural touch. This brings to us a big fat possibility that Honda will be launching a commuter motorcycle that will fulfill the needs of the rural masses.
In order to keep the costs down, the motorcycle will come with a simple and plain design. Moreover, a conventional rounded headlamp at the front is likely so as to offer the simplicity of an entry-level utility motorcycle. Other highlights that are expected to come on board are analog instrument cluster, spoke wheels and drum brakes at both ends.
As far as our thought process go, this upcoming Honda commuter will come powered by the same 110cc engine that runs the company’s existing entry-level motorcycle range. The carbureted engine cranks out a maximum power output of close to 8 bhp along with a peak torque nearing 9 Nm. Gearbox will be a four-speed unit.
Once launched, this Honda commuter will challenge the likes of Bajaj CT 100 B in the Indian two-wheeler market. Expect the motorcycle to come at a price of close to INR 35,000 (ex-showroom). If this happens, the latest Honda entrant will be one of the most affordable bikes that you can buy in the Indian two-wheeler market.
According to reports filed by Pradeep Shah and published in India.com some publications have also reported that Honda will be launching a Navi sort of a vehicle to further boost its popularity in the domestic market. However, considering the location and theme that Honda has picked for the launch of the vehicle, it seems quite unlikely to us that something with a resemblance to Navi will arrive.
The final suspense will break tomorrow at the official launch. Stay tuned with us to know what exactly Honda has in its hat.